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Lincoln Middle School Library: Explorer Project

152 Jenckes Hill Road

Use the following sources to complete your project:
World Book Student (online subscription database)
Type your explorer's name to find an article about him. To cite the source, scroll to the bottom of the page and copy the MLA citation. Paste the citation into your Works Cited slide in alphabetical order.

Biography Reference Center (online subscription database)
​Type your explorer's name to find an article about him. You will be given articles to choose from. Scan the articles and choose one or two that will help you with your project. To cite the source, click on the fourth icon on the right hand side of the page (when you hover over the icon, the word "Citation" should appear. Copy the MLA citation and paste into your Works Cited slide in alphabetical order. 


Enchanted Learning (website) 
This website has brief articles about the explorers. To cite an article from this website follow the format below:


"Article Title." Website Title. Publisher or Sponsor, Web. Day Month Year accessed.
Example 
"Ferdinand Magellan: World Explorer." Enchanted Learning. Enchanted Learning.com, Web. 23 October 2017.

 

Remember to Cite your Sources! 
If you use a source that is not listed to the left, remember to evaluate your source:
Is the information CURRENT? 
Is the information RELEVANT?
Is the information  ACCURATE?
Who's the AUTHOR?
What's the PURPOSE of the source?  
 
Use this format to cite websites: 
"Article Title." Website Title. Publisher or Sponsor, Web. Day Month Year accessed.
 
Use this format to cite the Biography for Beginners: World Explorers encyclopedia: 

"Article Title (Your Explorer)." Biography for Beginners: World Explorers. Ed. Lauren Lanzen Harris. Pleasant Ridge, MI: Favorable Impressions, 2003. Print.

Research in Context

This database was created specifically for middle school students. It contains age-appropriate videos, newspaper articles, magazine articles, primary sources and more! 

Citing Research in Context

Citing Research in Context 

To cite an article from Research in Context, scroll to the bottom of the page and choose the MLA citation. 

Books and Encyclopedia

You can search the online catalog to see if we have books about your explorer. 
 
Also, we have an excellent encyclopedia you should use for this project.  It is available in print and as an ebook.  Biography for Beginners: World Explorers.  
 
To print an article from the ebook, click on the Biography for Beginners pdf file below to see if there's an article about your explorer in the book. If there is, do a title search for Biography for Beginners: World Explorers on the online catalog. Open the ebook and use the scroll button at the bottom of the page to locate the pages you need. Click on Book, then Print Pages. Put the page numbers you need printed and click PrintClick Continue. The file will be downloaded to your computer. Print it. 
 

Hernando de Soto and the Spanish Search for Gold in World History

Juan Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de León is most famous for his search for the mythical Fountain of Youth, yet the scope of his accomplishments in the New World is much greater. His observations of the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf Stream provided Spanish ships with a swift route to bring treasures home from the Americas, and his exploration of Florida helped established three centuries of control in the region. Learn more about the explorer who is as legendary as the Fountain of Youth he sought.

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado

This special series focuses on the unique contributions Hispanics have made in the United States from the earliest Spanish explorers to the many successful Latinos in contemporary America. Each book provides historical and factual easy-reading stories. The books are jam-packed with information and contain between 7500 and 9000 words.The 16th century Spanish explorer who traveled the American southwest looking for the Seven Cities of Gold. He and his men were the first Europeans to see the Grand Canyon.